This fast moving, witty play is set in Yew Tree House, a retirement home for actors and actresses on the South coast. The plot revolves around Margot Buchanan (played by Giovanna Austin) the witty and acerbic ex-wife of the famous actor Sir Leo Buchanan (played by Robin Warnes), and Freda Deacon (played by Avrial Gamble), an eccentric lady with a love of naughty jigsaws and an unusual tendency to talk to ghosts. Things go haywire on the morning of Margot’s 70th birthday, when she receives a variety of unwanted guests and well-wishers.
The box office for this Orpen Players production opens on Saturday 17 April at Ash’s shop Colchester Road in the village (or telephone Roger Milne on 01206 241048).
The play runs at the Orpen Memorial Hall, Lexden Road, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday 29/30 April and 1 May. Tickets are £6 (£5 on the Thursday). Doors open 7.30pm with curtain up at 8pm.